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This is the same view this evening with the setting sun behind the leaves reflected across the lake.

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Instead of only being able to see the middle distance through the smoke (above), Mount Roland is now visible in the landscape 30 kms away above the village of Paradise.

This is our clean and green Tasmania.

This is the landscape that tourists pay to see.


This is why we live here.

The Tasmanian troglodytes that mill around the cesspool of napalm Forestry - as so-called world’s best practice - do us all no favours.

We pay to keep you alive Forestry Tasmania ...

Lift your game ... we are not impressed …

*John Hawkins was born and educated in England. He has lived in Tasmania for 13 years. He is the author of “Australian Silver 1800–1900” and “Thomas Cole and Victorian Clockmaking” and “The Hawkins Zoomorphic Collection” as well as “The Al Tajir Collection of Silver and Gold” and nearly 100 articles on the Australian Decorative Arts. He is a Past President and Life Member of The Australian Art & Antique Dealers Association. John has lived in Australia for 50 years and is 75 this year. In two of the world’s longest endurance marathons and in the only teams to ever complete these two events, he drove his four-in-hand team from Melbourne to Sydney in 1985 and from Sydney to Brisbane in 1988.

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Coming home ... May 16, 2017 ...

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The Gates to Hell